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Oil Futures Extend Gains on Larger-Than-Expected U.S. Crude Draw

Oil Futures Extend Gains on Larger-Than-Expected U.S. Crude Draw

From Reuters


Oil prices rose in volatile trade on Tuesday supported by expectations of a drawdown in U.S. crude inventories, though gains were capped by worries about a recession and uncertainty over a China-U.S. trade deal.

Brent crude LCOc1 settled …

Caught in Tariff War, Sinopec Seeks Waiver for Imported U.S. Oil: Sources

Caught in Tariff War, Sinopec Seeks Waiver for Imported U.S. Oil: Sources

From Reuters


China Petroleum & Chemical Corp, or Sinopec, is seeking a tariff exemption for U.S. oil being imported in coming months, sources familiar with the matter said, after Beijing late last week imposed retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods, including …

Oil Falls 1% as U.S.-Iran Optimism Faces U.S.-China Trade Deal Hopes

Oil Falls 1% as U.S.-Iran Optimism Faces U.S.-China Trade Deal Hopes

From Reuters


Oil prices fell 1% on Monday on the outlook for increased supply of Iranian crude after France’s president lifted hopes for a deal between Washington and Tehran, but losses were limited by optimism surrounding a U.S.-China trade deal.…

Oil Spills Into U.S.-China Trade War, Prices Slump

Oil Spills Into U.S.-China Trade War, Prices Slump

From Reuters


China on Friday said it would impose tariffs on U.S. crude oil imports for the first time, sending prices down nearly 4% to two-week lows as the escalating bilateral trade war fed worries over a slowdown in global …

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Qatar May be Losing the Top Spot as World’s Biggest LNG Exporter

From CNBC


Qatar will lose its title as the world’s largest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) within the next year, as Australia ramps up production on a slew of multi-billion dollar export projects.

“Australia and Qatar continued to jostle …

Trump Calls on U.S. Firms to Exit China as Trade War Escalates

Trump Calls on U.S. Firms to Exit China as Trade War Escalates

From Reuters


President Donald Trump on Friday pressured U.S. companies to leave China after Beijing unveiled retaliatory tariffs on $75 billion in U.S. goods, stoking fears their escalating trade war will tip the global economy into recession.

Trump, who has …

Oil Eases as Fed’s Jackson Hole Meeting Gets Underway

Oil Eases as Fed’s Jackson Hole Meeting Gets Underway

From Reuters


Oil prices weakened on Thursday on worries about the global economy and as equity markets were on edge over the uncertain outlook for U.S. interest rate cuts.

Traders are awaiting a speech from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell …

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Oil Steadies as Hopes of Easing Trade Tensions Lend Support

From Reuters


Oil prices steadied on Tuesday on optimism U.S.-China trade tensions will ease and hopes major economies will take stimulus measures to ward off a possible economic slowdown, after falling earlier on concerns over future demand.

Brent crude LCOc1 …

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LNG Takes up 7 Percent U.S. Gas Production in July

From The Houston Chronicle


U.S. LNG exports have expanded to the point they made up 7 percent of total U.S. natural gas production in July, the Energy Information Administration reported Monday.

Last month gas deliveries to LNG export facilities reached …

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Iranian Tanker Sought by US Heading Toward Greece

Iranian Tanker Sought by US Heading Toward Greece

From The Houston Chronicle


An Iranian supertanker with $130 million worth of light crude oil that the U.S. suspects is tied to a sanctioned organization left Gibraltar and was heading east into the Mediterranean Sea on Monday, with its next …

Trade War Impasse Casts a ‘Dark Cloud’ Over Outlook for US Oil Shipments, Analysts Warn

Trade War Impasse Casts a ‘Dark Cloud’ Over Outlook for US Oil Shipments, Analysts Warn

From CNBC


An escalating trade war between the world’s two largest economies is negatively impacting the outlook for U.S. crude shipments, energy analysts have warned, amid fears that China could soon dramatically reduce its intake of American oil.

Trade tensions …

Oil Rises 2% After Attack on Saudi Field, Stimulus Expectations

Oil Rises 2% After Attack on Saudi Field, Stimulus Expectations

From Reuters


Oil prices gained roughly 2% on Monday after a weekend attack on a Saudi oil facility by Yemen’s Houthi forces threatened crude supplies and as traders looked for signs that top economies would take measures to counteract a …

Oil Deepens Slide on Recession Fears, China’s Trade Threats

Oil Deepens Slide on Recession Fears, China’s Trade Threats

From Reuters


Oil prices fell more than 1% on Thursday, extending the previous session’s 3% drop, pressured by mounting recession concerns and a surprise boost in U.S. crude inventories.

In a sign of investor concern that the world’s biggest economy …

Gibraltar Releases Captured Iranian Oil Tanker, US Makes Immediate Request to Seize Vessel

Gibraltar Releases Captured Iranian Oil Tanker, US Makes Immediate Request to Seize Vessel

From CNBC


An Iranian oil tanker held in Gibraltar since early July has been officially released by local authorities, although it may not sail if a U.S. application to seize the vessel proves successful.

On July 4, Gibraltar authorities with …

Oil Drops 3% on Weak Global Economic Data, U.S. Crude Stocks Build

Oil Drops 3% on Weak Global Economic Data, U.S. Crude Stocks Build

From Reuters


Oil prices shed 3% on Wednesday after fresh Chinese and European economic data revived global demand fears and U.S. crude inventories rose unexpectedly for the second week in a row.

Brent crude LCOc1 settled at $59.48 a barrel, …

Panama Canal Will Not Block Venezuela Vessels Despite U.S. Sanctions

Panama Canal Will Not Block Venezuela Vessels Despite U.S. Sanctions

From Reuters


The Panama Canal will continue authorizing vessels coming from Venezuela provided they present the necessary paperwork, the waterway’s chief said on Wednesday, suggesting a new round of U.S. sanctions on the South American nation should not make a …

Iran Says it Expects Tanker Held by U.K. to Be Released Soon

Iran Says it Expects Tanker Held by U.K. to Be Released Soon

From The Houston Chronicle


Iran expects an oil tanker seized by the U.K. in the Strait of Gibraltar in July will be released soon, the semi-official Fars News agency reported Tuesday, a move that could help to ease concerns about …

Australia Poised to Become World’s Largest LNG Exporter

Australia Poised to Become World’s Largest LNG Exporter

From The Houston Chronicle


Within the next 12 months Australia is likely to surpass Qatar as the world’s largest exporter of liquefied natural gas, the Energy Information Administration is forecasting.

Australian LNG capacity reached 11.4 billion cubic feet a day …

Oil Soars Near 5% as U.S. Delays Tariffs on Some Chinese Goods

Oil Soars Near 5% as U.S. Delays Tariffs on Some Chinese Goods

From Reuters


Oil prices on Tuesday jumped by the most so far this year after the United States said it would delay imposing a 10% tariff on certain Chinese products, easing concerns over a global trade war that has pummeled …

Oil Steadies as Saudi, Kuwait Signals Offset Demand Fears

Oil Steadies as Saudi, Kuwait Signals Offset Demand Fears

From Reuters


Oil prices were little changed on Monday as expectations that major producers would continue to reduce global supplies ran into worries about sluggish growth in crude demand due to the U.S.-China trade war.

International benchmark Brent crude settled …

Venezuela Begins Expansion of Crude Joint Venture with China

Venezuela Begins Expansion of Crude Joint Venture with China

From Reuters


A Venezuelan oil joint venture with a state-owned Chinese company has started an expansion project to boost output to 165,000 barrels per day (bpd), President Nicolas Maduro said on Thursday, from a current capacity of 110,000 bpd.

Sinovensa, …

Oil Rises on European Stock Draw Despite Demand Slowdown Forecast

Oil Rises on European Stock Draw Despite Demand Slowdown Forecast

From Reuters


Oil prices rose more than $1 a barrel on Friday, supported by a drop in European inventories and OPEC output cuts despite the International Energy Agency reporting demand growth at its lowest since the financial crisis of 2008.…

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Saudis to Limit Oil Exports in September to Stabilize Market

From The Houston Chronicle


Saudi Arabia plans to keep oil exports below 7 million barrels a day next month as OPEC’s biggest producer allocates less crude than customers demand in a bid to stabilize the market, according to the kingdom’s …

China Continued Iran Oil Imports in July in Teeth of U.S. Sanctions: Analysts

China Continued Iran Oil Imports in July in Teeth of U.S. Sanctions: Analysts

From Reuters


China imported Iranian crude oil in July for the second month since a U.S. sanctions waiver ended, according to research from three data firms, with one estimate showing some oil entered tanks holding the country’s strategic reserves.

According …

Oil Rises More Than 2% on Firm Yuan, Expectations of More OPEC Cuts

Oil Rises More Than 2% on Firm Yuan, Expectations of More OPEC Cuts

From Reuters


Oil jumped more than 2% on Thursday on expectations that falling prices could lead to production cuts, coupled with a steadying of the yuan currency after a week of turmoil spurred by an escalation in U.S.-China trade tensions.…

Oil Dives Nearly 5% to Seven-Month Low on Surprise U.S. Stock Build, Trade War

Oil Dives Nearly 5% to Seven-Month Low on Surprise U.S. Stock Build, Trade War

From Reuters


Oil prices tumbled more than 4.5% on Wednesday to a seven-month low, extending recent heavy losses following a surprise build in U.S. crude stockpiles and fears that demand will shrink due to Washington’s escalating trade war with Beijing.…

Japan LNG Buyers Talk Tough as Spot Prices Drop to 3-Year Lows

Japan LNG Buyers Talk Tough as Spot Prices Drop to 3-Year Lows

From Reuters


An inexorable decline in spot market prices for liquefied natural gas (LNG) is pushing utilities in Japan to be more aggressive in price reviews built into traditional long-term contracts linked to oil prices, lawyers and analysts said.

The …

Brent Oil in Bear Market as China-U.S. Trade Tensions Mount

Brent Oil in Bear Market as China-U.S. Trade Tensions Mount

From Reuters


Oil prices fell more than 1% on Tuesday, with Brent crude settling near seven-month lows below $60 a barrel as trade tensions between the U.S. and China intensified worries about weakening global demand.

During the session, Brent traded …

Oil’s Post-Crash Bounce Fades as Buy-the-Dip Proves a Bust: Kemp

Oil’s Post-Crash Bounce Fades as Buy-the-Dip Proves a Bust: Kemp

From Reuters


Oil prices have continued to drift lower after plunging last week, highlighting the risk for traders trying to exploit mean-reversion strategies by buying futures contracts after a sharp fall in prices.

Front-month Brent futures prices tumbled by more …

BP to Enter India’s Fuel Retail Market with Reliance Tie-Up

BP to Enter India’s Fuel Retail Market with Reliance Tie-Up

From Reuters


Global oil major BP is deepening its ties with Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries by forging a fuel retailing joint venture to capitalize on rising demand in Asia’s third-biggest economy.

The move comes days after BP said it would …